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Buying A Home With Less-Than-Great Credit Buying A Home With Less-Than-Great Credit

By Elizabeth Elstien

While the interest rate is lower for those buyers with great credit scores, that doesn't leave those buyers whose credit is lower than 620 standing on the sidewalk. Read on to find ways to open the door to homeownership for those with less-than-great credit.

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Top 5 Rising Towns in Philadelphia County Top 5 Rising Towns in Philadelphia County

By Elizabeth Elstien

Surrounding the city of Philadelphia are many towns and neighborhoods that have something to offer homebuyers. Find out what it takes to be considered one of the top five up-and-coming towns in Philadelphia County.

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What Your Mortgage Will Really Cost What Your Mortgage Will Really Cost

By Tiffany Raiford

Before you make an offer on a home and find yourself shocked when you realize your payment is much higher than you thought, understand what fees are included in your mortgage payment -- in addition to your loan amount.

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Checklist for New Home Buyers Checklist for New Home Buyers

By Karen Godfrey

Buying a home for the first time? There are a few things you need to start with to make your home purchase go as smoothly as possible. Inside, we offer a handy checklist to get you started.

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What Is a Home Warranty and Do You Need One? What Is a Home Warranty and Do You Need One?

By Tabitha Naylor

Home warranties have gained popularity as an extra perk to attract buyers. Many sellers invest in purchasing a home warranty because rates tend to be low, often a couple of hundred dollars. Inside, we review what a home warranty typically covers

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The Best Places to Live in Philadelphia County The Best Places to Live in Philadelphia County

By Mary Lamphere

Philadelphia County is one of the most vibrant, diverse and accessible areas in the nation. Inside, we spotlight some of the county's safest, most conveniently located and entertaining places to live in.

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Pros & Cons of Modular Housing Pros & Cons of Modular Housing

By Mary Lamphere

Modular housing, though affordable, may not be all it's chalked up to be once you figure in the upfront cost of land and construction of the home in the factory. Inside, we weigh the pros and cons of owning a modular home.

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What is a Right of Refusal and How Does it Work? What is a Right of Refusal and How Does it Work?

By Mary Lamphere

A right of refusal provides the holder of the right with the ability to purchase a property at a set price and with specific terms before any other potential purchaser is given the right to buy.

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Passage of Title in Pennsylvania Passage of Title in Pennsylvania

By Tabitha Naylor

One of the crucial final steps to completing the sale of a home is the passage of title. Inside, we review the steps taken to ensure this process unfolds properly, and additional steps homebuyers can take to safeguard from mistakes

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Cheap Ways to Cool Down Your Home Cheap Ways to Cool Down Your Home

By Ben Levy

There are a few simple things you can do to turn your inferno house into a nice cool environment to live in.

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